ChickTech: High School
revolves around creating events that will get high schoolers interested and excited about technology. These events pose some interesting challenges, as we expect that most of our participants have never had a chance to do anything like what we are offering. Our goal is to reach the girls who would make great engineers, but because of stereotypes and a lack of opportunity, may not realize it until they are already doing something else, if at all. We also strive to show the relevance of each workshop to their lives–and help them to understand that they have the ability to transform the tech industry!
is for women of all ages (and careers!). We believe our events will help to keep women engaged if they are already in high tech, give them confidence if they were thinking about going into high tech, and help them to create a great network of intelligent, amazing women just like themselves. The events range from networking to hands-on workshops, with most of our events falling in the latter category.
Partner events are just that…events put on with a partner, either a school, another organization, or a business! Some of the great organizations we’ve partnered with are Girl Scouts, TAO, Girls Inc, Pixel Arts, Girl Develop It, and Facebook!
General events are ChickTech events that anyone can come to. Although there may be a preponderance of girls and women attending because of who is reading about our events, all are welcome!